Now that Governor Quinn is an elected governor, the days of long, rambling off-the-cuff speeches are done. Quinn's budget proposal speech was straight forward without too many Quinnisms. So in other words, the speech was pretty boring.
A leading social justice activist is making Chicago the new home for her personal collections. Sister Helen Prejean is best known for her work with death row inmates detailed in the book and movie “Dead Man Walking.”
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today is expected to sign a bill that legalizes civil unions. About 1,000 people are expected to be on hand for the ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center.Illinois legislators approved civil unions late last year.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is defending a massive increase in state income taxes and promises to sign the bill passed by lawmakers quickly.Lawmakers worked overnight Wednesday to pass the increase to raise the personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent for four years.